Service Learning » The Scouts of the World Award

In partnership with the United Nations, World Scouting contribute to the Global Campaign on the Millennium Development Goals by launching the "Youth of the World Campaign". The purpose of this youth campaign is to mobilise and sensitise the youth on issues regarding development, and to invite young people to act, debate and reflect in a community.

Aims of the Campaign

  • Mobilise young people, from 15 to 26 years old, on the Millennium Development Goals and encourage them to develop projects responding to the needs of their community.

  • Develop educational resources enabling young people to acquire motivation, knowledge and skills regarding the Millennium development Goals and ability to develop projects.

  • Support young people to use media or to create alternative solutions to inform, sensitize, mobilise other young people on a larger audience on the Millennium Development Goals and issues regarding sustainable development and peace.

Components

  • Scout of the World Programme
  • Youth for Development Prize

Principles

  • Promote and support youth led projects
  • Create information for young people by young people
  • Focus on local communities and needs of young people
  • Invest in youth
  • Reaching out to young people with the right media

Resources